John March, a professional musician, audio craftsman/technologist and consultant with 30 years in the Industry, is focused on creating opportunities that utilize his aggregate skill-sets and diverse professional experience to creatively solve problems for projects and events that serve the greater good. (More)

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Jazz

A different approach to harmonic applications on guitar and developing a modern chord vocabulary.

Lesson 1

Bio and Series Introduction

Welcome to this fresh new look at understanding the guitar fretboard as a whole! John...

Length: 6:23
Lesson 2

Simplicity & Exploration

Take a new look at the fretboard and learn where to find a voicing that works. There are...

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Lesson 3

A Look at Dominant Chords

It's time to learn what makes up a dominant chord and understand what extensions are....

Length: 10:20
Lesson 4

Thinking About Colors

When applied to music, the term "color" usually refers to various extensions and alterations...

Length: 10:51
Lesson 5

Understanding Inversions

What is an inversion and how does it generate chords? Well it's time for John to lend...

Length: 11:21
Lesson 6

Chord Vocabulary: Geometry...

With a quick recap of inversions, John now discusses geometry vs. geography on the guitar...

Length: 12:53
Lesson 7

Find the Voices

John dives deeper into the topic of simple note movement. This lesson covers topics like...

Length: 16:31
Lesson 8

Taking It All a Step...

Continuing on with chord voicings, John now demonstrates how to take what has been taught...

Length: 17:13
Lesson 9

Relationships

John now provides more insight into the relationships between intervals and how the colors...

Length: 11:13
Lesson 10

Chords: Dominant 7th

Now it is time for John to take the detailed concepts he has taught so far and apply them...

Length: 13:17
Lesson 11

Part Two Introduction

John expands on his Chord Alchemy series with different concepts and practical applications...

Length: 4:47
Lesson 12

Application and Purpose

Kicking off part two of this series, John gives direction as to where we're headed, including...

Length: 15:40
Lesson 13

Neck Mapping

A big part of visualizing and committing these concepts to memory is doing the physical...

Length: 11:07
Lesson 14

Alternate Fingerings

There's always a different way.... a different way to finger chords, that is! John opens...

Length: 13:20
Lesson 15

The Humble D Chord

In this lesson, John explores the D chord, taking the basic shape that we all learned...

Length: 13:18
Lesson 16

Creating Chromatic Chord...

In this lesson John creates different sounds by exploring the intervallic relationship...

Length: 12:26
Lesson 17

Fundamentals of Practical...

Having a good ear is not just based on natural ability. There are steps you can take and...

Length: 9:06
Lesson 18

The Value of a Single...

Earlier, John explored moving higher notes in chords against a consistent root note. Now...

Length: 9:52
Lesson 19

String Groups

The way you group strings goes a long way to determining how colorful your chord voicings...

Length: 11:47
Lesson 20

Chromatic Triads Over...

John shows us yet another great technique for generating options in your playing. Superimposing...

Length: 9:03
Lesson 21

Alternative Options...

Of course, all of this discussion and chord knowledge only comes together when using it...

Length: 14:23
Lesson 22

Chord Sequencing, Part...

Taking the application process a step further, John now explores what we've learned so...

Length: 14:31
Lesson 23

Chord Sequencing, Part...

John continues applying our new found knowledge to chord sequences, this time using the...

Length: 11:38
Lesson 24

Chord Sequencing, Part...

John takes a look at even more sequences, bringing out the melodic content from the chords.

Length: 14:49
Lesson 25

Chromatic Approach Chords

A very simple trick to expanding your chord tones is adding chromatic approach chords....

Length: 8:25
Lesson 26

Chords for the Blues

Now, John takes a turn in Chord Alchemy towards the blues. The blues provides us with...

Length: 14:37
Lesson 27

Exploring Dominant 7th...

John continues to look at the blues, this time exploring dominant 7th chords. Specifically,...

Length: 10:34
Lesson 28

Mid Series Review

Now, a recap of some key ideas so far in Chord Alchemy 2. This should help solidify some...

Length: 20:49
Lesson 29

Blues Inside to Outside,...

The blues can range from very simple to quite complex. In the next two lessons, John takes...

Length: 11:47
Lesson 30

Blues Inside to Outside,...

In this lessons, John continues to take the blues from and "inside" sound to and "outside"...

Length: 16:44
Lesson 31

Utilizing Open Strings

Working in open strings when you can gives your voicings a much wider range of color and...

Length: 10:19